Pacquiao to Arum: I’ll see you in court

first_imgPacquiao turns 40 on Dec. 17 while Crawford will be 31 by Sept. 28.Pacquiao and Top Rank agreed last March 27 for Arum’s outfit to air the fight with an 85-15 split of the revenues.Pacquiao’s legal team already wrote Top Rank to demand payment but the latter has refused to address the issue, according to the Filipino ring icon.Meanwhile, British welterweight Amir Khan, a possible Pacquiao foe, continued his comeback with a points win over Samuel Vargas in Birmingham on Saturday.Khan wants to take on either fellow Englishman Kell Brook or Pacquiao next.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The eight-division world champion is also seeking legal remedies from what he perceives as Top Rank’s ploy to scuttle the remaining fights of his career.Pacquiao’s legal team, according to his publicist Aquiles Zonio, is preparing the documents needed to file the cases against Top Rank and several other individuals.The development did not only put another wrench on Pacquiao’s relationship with Top Rank, which reached its peak during his glory days as the top pound-for-pound fighter several years ago.It also jeopardized Top Rank’s risky plan to pit the 39-year-old Pacquiao against current welterweight champion Terence Crawford, who is much younger.ADVERTISEMENT Pacquiao alleged that Top Rank, led by its flamboyant boss Bob Arum, is contractually bound to pay him the equivalent of 85 percent of the TV earnings when the fight was shown in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico via ESPN+. MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title PBA execs tenures set for review, revisions LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Manny Pacquiao and Bob Arum. File PhotoManny Pacquiao’s already strained relationship with former promotional firm Top Rank took a turn for the worse.The boxing legend took time off his duties as a senator to threaten Top Rank with lawsuits for failing to remit his share of the television earnings from his fight with Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last July 15.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

TRC, LNRCS Identify with 100 EVD Orphans

first_imgWith support from the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC), the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) has identified with several children orphaned by the Ebola virus disease (EVD) that ravaged the country two years ago. LNRCS provided livelihood and psychosocial assistance to 100 children who lost one or both parents during the EVD outbreak. The beneficiaries are from Gardnerville, Bushrod Island, Paynesville and Central Monrovia. LNRCS donated food and other items including rice, vegetable oil, vita, toiletries, used clothes, footballs, school bags to 20-orphanages hosting the affected children. Friday’s donation on the campus of the Great Commission Academy in Chicken Soup Factory, Gardnersville, was done in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection. According to Jackson Wankah, Red Cross head of office for Montserrado County, who supervised the distribution of donations, there is a need to continuously cater to the needs of innocent children deprived of parental care.“They lost their parents so we need to fill in these voids left behind. For that, I’m so grateful to these orphanages that are making the sacrifice to cater to the children,” Mr. Wankah said. He also lauded the TRC for assisting the orphans.“The children have had too much to bear and as we are around them trying to provide for their needs, they will not reflect on their horrible situations,” Wankan added.He also said that as the foremost humanitarian responder, the Red Cross remains committed to increase and expand support to the recovery and reintegration of orphans and vulnerable children with dignity and renewed hope as they return to their respective communities.One of the orphans, Abraham Beah, who spoke on behalf of his friends, thanked the Red Cross for the donations, especially the school materials, which he said will help their guardians with the cost of getting their school supplies.Beah, who is from the Greater Commission Orphanage Home, said their caregivers are always making the sacrifices to keep them happy. “We are very grateful to our caregivers for the sacrifices they are making to keep us going. I also want to say a big thanks to LNRCS and her partners,” he added. In another development, the Liberian Red Cross with support from the International Federation of the Red Cross/Red Crescent recently continued the distribution of relief supplies to flood victims in Lower Margibi County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GCA fixtures continue as planned

first_img– Police vs GNIC clash postponedMatches organized by the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) will continue this weekend with some crucial fixtures.Jayden Dowlin goes down the ground for DCC in a recent encounter at the MYO groundBeginning on Saturday will be a highly anticipated GISE Star Party Rental and Trophy Stall First Division Two-Day semifinal between University of Guyana (UG) Trojans and the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) in Queenstown at the DCC ground beginning at 09:30h.The other semifinal between Police and GNIC will not play due to the unavailability of the Eve Leary ground however; it will be played next weekend.The Noble House Seafood Second Division Two-Day tournament will also continue with one match this weekend. Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) will host Diplomats from 11:00h daily.The other competition is the V-Net Communications Under-13 Pairs 25 overs Tournament which will see Transport Sports Club taking on DCC from 09:30h and Bel-Air Rubis going up against GCC at 13:30h at the MYO ground.last_img read more

MUST LISTEN: Liverpool legend Carragher rows with Jason Cundy on the Sports Bar

first_img‘Every club lives on its history…apart from Chelsea. They haven’t got any!’There were handbags over the airwaves on Thursday night as Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher and Sports Bar co-host Jason Cundy rowed live on air following another stunning European night for the Reds.In the car on the way home from a rocking Anfield, regular talkSPORT listener Carra was ‘high as a kite’ after watching his beloved Reds fight back to beat Borussia Dortmund and seal their place in the Europa League semi-finals.But ‘The Fun Boy’ was bringing down the mood, slamming their defensive display and their recent failure to win big trophies.Carragher had enough of Cundy’s Liverpool bashing, and quickly called into the show to have his say. Jason Cundy on @talkSPORT what a bitter man! Shut up talking absolute shite!! DING DING!Listen to their row in the clip above!center_img — Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) April 14, 2016;last_img

Putting the fun back in freelancing

first_imgFreelancing can be hard.It is not unusual for freelancers to experience periods of overwhelming amounts of work followed by panic inducing lulls in business. And freelancers don’t just have to do their work. They also have to find their work, provide customer service related to the work, and pursue payment for their work. In this way, freelancers are administrators, marketers, book-keepers, and executives …all at once.In the midst of these challenges, it can be easy to forget that there are many benefits to freelancing. If you’re feeling burnt out or just want to take full advantage of being a freelancer, try one of the following ideas for putting the back in freelancing!1. Do Something Enjoyable in the Middle of the DayGo to the beach, a museum, the movies, or anywhere you think is fun in the middle of a traditional “work-day.” It’s what half of your 9-to-5 friends think you do every day anyway so you might as well try it.Yes, a day-time adventure may mean working late or sacrificing a week-end day, but the feeling of freedom and control over your own schedule is worth it.2. Meet Other FreelancersIt is a blast to commiserate with other freelancers. Freelancers are a diverse and fun crew whose personalities range from “corporate” to what can only be described as “wacky.” Freelancers also have a knack for finding interesting ways to make money. By talking to freelancers, I’ve learned about industries and gigs I didn’t even know existed.Organizing other people’s personal and business spaces? There’s a market for that. Marketing for CBD products (a compound found in cannabis)? There’s a market for that.How do you find freelancers? You can join your local Freelancer’s Union SPARK and attend one of their monthly events. Or, just go to a local coffee shop or the library during the middle of a work-day. Chances are at least one of the other people typing away on their MacBook is also a freelancer. (Ok, Ok. It could be a PC but MacBooks are so widely used by freelancers that they almost seem like part of the freelancer uniform.)3. Take on a Passion ProjectOne of the best parts of freelancing is that you aren’t limited in the type of projects you can take on. Try taking on a small side project in an area outside of your usual work. Go wild and do something completely out of your usual. I have an engineer friend who took on a paid side gig to paint custom corn hole boards. Or do something that is just incrementally different. If you’re a writer, write on a subject that is out of the norm for you.If none of these ideas resonate with you, I challenge you to choose your own adventure by answering this question: What’s something fun that you cannot do with a traditional 9-to-5 job? Now go do it.last_img read more